Following Sean Hannity’s embarrassing buckling on coverage of the Seth Rich case, sources at Fox News told Big League Politics that he was pressured to relent by one of the Murdochs.
“One of the Murdoch sons was all up his ass over this,” another insider told Big League Politics.
Prior to airtime, Hannity had tweeted, “huge announcement tonight about Seth Rich, Trump/Russian Collusion corrupt media, the liberal effort to silence me. And my future at Fox!”
But as we reported, it turned out that his “huge announcement” was that he was caving into pressure and would no longer be covering the story “at this time.”
While his statements on the show indicated that he was cowering to Media Matters, who had called for a boycott of his advertisers — it seems that one of Murdoch’s sons was actually behind it.
“Please do not interpret what I’m saying tonight to mean anything — don’t read into this — I promise you I am not going to stop doing my job — to the extent of my ability. I am not going to stop trying to find the truth,” Hannity cryptically said on air. “That effort is not stopping in any way shape matter or form. I am continuing the work I promise to do every day for you — and at the proper time we shall continue to talk a lot more.”
After the show, the Fox News host took to Twitter once again, sharing an epic Ben Garrison cartoon of Julian Assange’s friend Kim Dotcom, and declaring that he is “closer to the truth” than ever.
There is no Russia collusion / hacking pic.twitter.com/oC7IScz8dX
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) May 23, 2017
Ok TO BE CLEAR, I am closer to the TRUTH than ever. Not only am I not stopping, I am working harder. Updates when available. Stay tuned!
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 24, 2017
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 24, 2017
Interestingly, Murdoch’s sons were also rumored to be behind the firings of both Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes.
“Apparently, the wives of the ascendant sons of Rupert Murdoch, James and Lachlan, have been making moves behind the scenes. First, they succeeded in their efforts to get the guy who helmed Fox News since its inception, Roger Ailes, shitcanned last summer. Now, they’ve gotten an arguably even bigger scalp…” the Ralph Retort reported in April.
One look at James Murdoch’s wife Kathryn Murdoch’s Twitter account and it is immediately clear that her views are in direct conflict of those presented by the most popular hosts at Fox News.
This election is not about left or right. It's about right or wrong. Reason or insanity. Backwards or forwards. #ImWithHer
— Kathryn Murdoch (@KathrynAMurdoch) July 27, 2016
Happy to see this on Fox News. The final argument for Hillary Clinton, based on 3 indisputable facts – Fox News https://t.co/tYYdlVptbB
— Kathryn Murdoch (@KathrynAMurdoch) November 7, 2016
Can we impeach a candidate? Seriously.
— Kathryn Murdoch (@KathrynAMurdoch) October 8, 2016
She is also a fan of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner — while hostile towards White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.
Enough of President Bannon. President Jarvanka preferable.
— Kathryn Murdoch (@KathrynAMurdoch) April 5, 2017
Earlier in the day, Kim Dotcom, a tech entrepreneur who is close to WikiLeaks, released a public statement declaring that Rich was the leaker — and that he knows this because he was in contact with him.
“I know this because in late 2014 a person contacted me about helping me to start a branch of the Internet Party in the United States. He called himself Panda. I now know that Panda was Seth Rich,” Kim wrote in his statement. “Panda advised me that he was working on voter analytics tools and other technologies that the Internet Party may find helpful. I communicated with Panda on a number of topics including corruption and the influence of corporate money in politics.”
Dotcom added that, “he wanted to change that from the inside.”
Following Dotcom’s statement, mainstream media suddenly gained scruples about covering murder investigations. Pundits, journalists and Democratic Party insiders immediately sprung into action viciously attacking and attempting to shut down any coverage of the new information — because a Democratic crisis manager who is representing the family told them to. Anyone who dared to report the highly newsworthy claims was immediately branded “insensitive to the family,” “ghoulish,” and “fake news.”
Apparently their mission was successful.